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Turn on computer fans run a second shut off i unplug cpu power supply then run

I bought a new case, took motherboard, harddrives, cd drives blew all dust off and installed in new case, i turn power on fans run for second then shut off, i unplug cpu power then fans run

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    I opened case & cleaned all the dust out, both fans in back of computer are running but computer shuts down because it gets hot

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May be the connection to the smps is not right 

or may be the fan blew out

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First off: Please check your CPU fan, power supply fan, and graphics card fan(if you have a gfx card) that they are working. If not, I would highly recommend replacing the fans or at least cleaning them and attempting to get them started by rotating them manually.

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